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I've got a URL in Chrome "local.mysite.com" that autopopulates when I start typing "local.my" into the URL bar.

Note that this URL DOES NOT EXIST in my browser history (at chrome://history/#e=1&p=0) because it isn't a real site and therefore couldn't ever be successfully visited and therefore never shows up in my history.

The URL I want is "local.mysite.com/subdir/". That URL is 3 down in the suggested results because I keep accidentally hitting "enter" when it auto-suggests the unwanted first URL thus reinforcing its assumption that that is the one I want.

How do I get rid of the "local.mysite.com" entry in Chrome's memory?

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Here's the same question with an answer: superuser.com/questions/160137/… –  Siim K Apr 20 '11 at 15:16

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If you're talking about the address bar, then you can do the following to remove individual items:

  1. Type local.mysite.com
  2. Use the arrow keys to move focus down to the item you wish to delete
  3. On Windows:
    Press Shift+Del

    On OS X:
    Press Shift+Del (when the keyboard has dedicated Del key),
    Fn+Shift+Backspace (otherwise)

Note: this will only work for items that have the globe icon (Globe icon) next to them.

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oh, so happy. Thank you! –  Kirby Dec 8 '14 at 20:18
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another option is browsing the history tab of Chrome and choosing the menu next to the url you want to delete.

Here goes a screenshot. Sorry since it is in German, but you should get the idea. With the German menu it is the second one "Aus Verlauf entfernen"

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What if you want to delete all "MacRumors" entries? –  OmarOthman Dec 25 '14 at 20:38

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